Planet Cancer

Young adults with cancer are in a lonely no-man's land: too old for the instant community of a children's hospital, too young for the over-50 crowd that overwhelmingly populates adult cancer wards. Finding peer support is difficult at best, forcing many to deal in isolation with issues like dating, employment, insurance, infertility, and having to quit school or move back home. With dark, knowing humor, Planet Cancer tackles these subjects and more, providing a much-needed resource for a neglected community. Far from being a typical cancer book, chapters such as Cancertainment and Tumor Humor help create a place to share insights, explore fears, laugh, or even give the finger to cancer with others who just plain get it.